Four dozen veterans gathered in the statehouse today to watch Governor TomVilsack sign legislation which sends money from Iowa to Washington, D-C tohelp finance construction of a World War II monument.The state is contributing 278-thousand dollars — one dollar for every Iowanwho served in the Armed Forces during World War II.Pearl Harbor survivor Ray Davis of Des Moines hopes to see the World War IImonument in Washington, D.C. Davis says the monument is long overdue.Bob Reiber of Des Moines is also a Pearl Harbor survivor who wason hand for today’s ceremony. He says it was one of the happiest moments veterans have had in a long time. Reiber calls it a marvelous gesture by on the part of the state and the people.
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